In Japan there are vending machine’s everywhere. You can buy hot and hold drinks. You can buy strong or weak coffee. When I was in Japan for the first time, I was very surprised when I saw hot coco, coffee and tea in the vending machine.
Canada doesn’t have many vending machines. When you find a vending machine it only has cold things.And you can only buy soda.
The first hot drink I bought from a vending machine in Japan was coco, I drank a lot. The chocolate taste was strong, the hot coco was very delicious and so when I am in Japan in the winter I buy hot coco from the vending machine.
The stock market may not like recent declines in crude oil prices, but the grocery market just might. For the everyday consumer, these declines are spelling savings at the pump, which, for many people, like me, means a little extra cash for checkout lane. We just need to be sure that the food we buy is properly cooked, if we are considering crude‘s etymology.
Crude comes into English in the late 1300s, when it referred to a material in its natural or raw state. Chaucer again gets the Oxford English Dictionary‘s first attestation. It comes from the Latin crudus, whose meanings were manifold, much like the word’s uses in English today. Its sense of “rough” was applied to wounds (“bloody” and “bleeding”), food (“unripened,” “uncooked,” and “undigested”), and behavior (“rude” and “fierce”). Crude oil, also known as petroleum and dating back to 1865, makes sense…
The recent outbreak of measles in the United States is incredible for a lot of reasons, especially since the country declared the disease officially eliminated here in 2000. But the word measles–and the disease, to be sure–has been around for a long time.
The first ‘case’ of measles in the English language was documented as early as 1325, where, in the form of maseles, it glosses a French term for the same, according to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).
The disease, of course, is associated with its rash of red spots. These spots lent measles as a term for execresences on trees in the 1600s and blemishes on photographs or paper in the late 1800s. And it’s these very spots which may be symptoms, if you will, of its origin.
The word measles is Germanic in origin, with etymologists citing immediate origins in…